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Stem Cell Therapy & Bone Marrow Aspirate Therapy

 

Stem cell therapy is an injection of bone marrow derived stem cells either directly into a lesion or through an intravenous catheter. Bone marrow aspiration is done in-clinic and is typically taken from the sternum of the horse. The bone marrow is then sent to a lab for proliferation of the stem cells, this can take 7-14 days. The injured area is prepped and the stem cells are injected. Stem cell therapy is most commonly used to treat soft tissue injuries. There is also current research being done on its use in treating laminitic horses.